Have you ever lost something with as much sentimental value as a wedding ring? A man from Massachusetts recently lost his wedding ring on a 4,000-foot mountain, but it was miraculously found by two hikers. Bill Giguere misplaced the ring on Mount Hancock, New Hampshire, and put out a plea to a hiking group for people to find it on the mountain covered in snow.
Hiker Tom Gately saw the post, and set out with Brendan Cheever, also in the group, to try and find the missing ring. Bill told them where on the mountain they were likely to find it, and they took off with a metal detector. Bill had hiked a 10-mile loop trail, so Tom had doubts about finding the ring, but as they went across the area Bill told them about, they managed to find it.
“It beeped,” said Brandon, “and he’s [Tom] like, ‘I think I found it,’ and everybody’s like ‘What?’ and he just started scratching in the snow. There it was!” Somehow, with just a metal detector, they managed to find it. There can’t have been many previous instances of a wedding ring getting lost up a mountain – but they can turn up in the strangest of places, sometimes after years of them being lost.
Last month, a man found his wedding ring inside a fish, after losing it in the sea. Dan Levine misplaced his ring in Cornwall, UK, and expected to never see it again. However, the next day a couple found the same ring under a black fix in a rock pool. Dan found out and went back to wearing the ring as soon as he was reunited.
Three years ago, a couple and their wedding ring were reunited after 37 years apart. They lost the ring off the coast of Spain and it was found by a driving instructor who took to Facebook to locate the owners – who eventually saw the post and were back with their ring. Nobody wants to lose their wedding ring, but sometimes people might remove it deliberately. For more weird stories, have a look here, or go to our homepage for more!